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Posted by Paul, a Criminal Defense client,
I was charged with a criminal vehicular offense. Mr. Dore guided me through the process, met each and every appointment, and most of all he explained what my options were, and helped me to decide what was best for me. He is an effective representative.
Posted by Savannah, a Speeding Ticket client,
I used Blake For a traffic ticket from the Oregon State Police and he was very informative, trustworthy, and responsive with me. He took my calls and answered my emails in a very timely manner! Not to mention, he answered all of my seemingly elementary questions with patience and understanding. I couldn't have asked for a smoother, simpler experience!
Posted by Daniel, a Speeding Ticket client,
Blake's knowledge & experience resulted in the dismissal of a driving violation charge. This was to my surprise as I just expected a reduction in the fine.
Posted by Barbara, a Speeding Ticket client,
I had a traffic citation while visiting Oregon from the East coast, and had no idea who to call. I found Blake on the internet and was worried whether I should trust him or not. I'm very glad I did - he told me exactly what he could and couldn't do, made a recommendation, followed through, and got me what I hoped for, a reduction that didn't affect my until then perfect driving record and saved me a lot of money in the long term. It was a good and easy experience working with him long distance, and I'm grateful for his help.
Posted by Charles, a DUI client,
Mr. Dore is very good attorney, he was straight forward and knowledgable. I was arrested for DUII in the state of Washington and he was able to get it reduced to Neg Driving II, a driving infraction. I am very pleased with the outcome in my case.
Posted by Brian,
Blake Dore went to bat for me, and boy can he swing hard. This guy is the real deal. The first lawyer I've ever met that I truly like. If you need help, call him. You won't regret it.
Posted by Mike, a Criminal Defense client,
Blake did an outstanding job on a photo red light case that I retained him for. While these cases may seem fairly cut and dried, he was extremely knowledgable about the photo red light program in Tualatin, problems with the signage posted by the City, and was aggressive with pre-trial motions. Ultimately he negotiated a diversion program for me, which was something that the city had refused to allow until I retained Blake.
If you are looking for someone who is prompt and responsive, appropriately aggressive, and willing to look at all aspects of a case to find a resolution that is amenable to you then call this guy!
Posted by Ali, a DUI client,
After blowing double for a DUI, I was in need of a lawyer. I spent the following day searching the web frantically for a lawyer with great reviews. With limited to no time I stumbled upon Mr. Dore and called him. With more than a reasonable price I hired him on the spot. Not only was he extremeley thorough but he was very fast acting and honest. Lets face it, when you get a DUI you need the cold heart truth and to be mentaly prepared for the worst. After two months of going through the motions Blake assured me he was going to his very best to get the most positive outcome. I blew double the limit so getting anything dropped isn't an easy job. Not expecting much but hoping he would do his part, Blake Dore, got my charges dropped to a Neg1...which is almost unheard of. My fee's to the court were cut in half and I got to keep my license. I also had a speeding ticket that he somehow managed to get dropped as well. Driving under the infuence is and awful act and can have terrible consequences. I feel privileged to have work with Blake Dore!!!
Posted by Ken, a Speeding Ticket client,
First time I have needed an Lawyer in 20 years for a Traffic offense. Blake has a great website, is VERY easy to communicate with and did a GREAT job for me at a VERY reasonable price. You can't go wrong with this Lawyer. He is the BEST!
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client,
After both reading over my own case materials and interacting with Mr. Dore personally, I feel obliged to write a review warning any potential clients about the impersonal and inadequate nature of Mr. Dore's approach to law.
First, I'll provide a brief synopsis of my own case: I was cited in OR for exceeding the speed limit. The officer who pulled me over seemed very competent and was definitely just doing his job; however, this was my first offense. Unfortunately, I could not make my court date because of preexisting circumstances so I looked online and hired Mr. Dore to represent me.
After delaying my court date for several months with limited communication about the status of my case, Mr. Dore finally went to court. He basically argued that the officer was out of his jurisdiction and that the officer did not lay proper foundation in court to show that he was trained in the use of his radar device. The officer did, however, tell the court that he was trained in the use of radar devices (note: "devices" is plural), just not the specific one that he used to clock me. Instead of focusing on the fact that I am a great student, this was my first offense, and the other things that I would have thought to say if I had been able to make my own court date, Mr. Dore focused on a small, but largely irrelevant distinction in the officer's testimony.
This attitude is indicative of the way he approached our entire relationship. He did not take the time to get to know me personally and because of that, was not able to do the job I wanted him to do -- represent me in court. Instead, Mr. Dore stuck to a script of legal loopholes that ended up loosing this case.
Needless to say, the judge did not agree with Mr. Dore's hyper-textualist interpretation of the law and Mr. Dore lost my case. In the end, I ended up having to pay over three times the amount of my original ticket because of this.